EWG-DSS 2017 International Conference on

Decision Support System Technology

Main Theme:
Data, Information and Knowledge Visualisation in Decision Making

The ICDSST 2017 will be organized by the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS) in co-operation with University of Namur, Belgium, during the period of 29-31 May 2017. The conference will be hosted by the Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Economics, Social Sciences and Business Administration.


Location:  University of Namur, Namur, Belgium (refer to Venue page for details)

Purpose of the ICDSST 2017 

The main purpose of the EWG-DSS 2017 International Conference on Decision Support System Technology (ICDSST 2017), with its main theme on “Data, Information and Knowledge Visualisation in Decision Making”, is to attract researchers, developers and specialists in the related areas of decision making, including its methodologies and technologies, as well as application oriented practitioners directed to the implementation of solutions for societal challenges, to get together in order to exchange experiences and identify the key issues within the areas in focus, so that exploitation of new approaches and tools for future developments can take place.

Depending on the research domain, frontiers between data, information and knowledge are not always very formaly specified.  Whatever the choosen definition, one will agree on the fact that the three of them are concerned with decision, decision making and decision support

ICDSST 2017 Main Theme

This ICDSST 2017 will study the role, the qualities, the models and methods offered by visualisation of data, information and knowledge in the process of decision and the mechanisms of decision support.  From data analysis, to knowledge sharing, going through information extraction, visualisation can offer key support to all the phases of a decision making process.  In particular, in group decision, where communication is a critical aspect, an efficient visual support facilitates the process.

ICDSST 2017 Specific topics of interest include (but not limited to):

  • Qualities of Data Visualisation
  • Data visualisation and Decision Making/Support
  • Relational Data Visualisation and Decision Making/Support
  • Innovative Data Visualisation, Manipulation and Interaction
  • Social and Network Data Visualisation
  • Textual Data Visualisation
  • Qualitative Data Visualisation
  • Process Visualisation
  • Spatio-temporal Data Visualisation and Management
  • Environmental Data Visualisation
  • Visual Information Extraction
  • Visual Information Navigation
  • Geographic Information Systems and Decision Making/Support
  • Health Information Visualisation
  • Visualisation Supporting Knowledge Extraction
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Managerial Dashboard
  • Knowledge Acquisition and Management
  • Knowledge Extraction and Visualisation
  • Knowledge Communication through Visualisation
  • Visualisation and Collaborative Decision Making
  • Decision Making in Modern Education

All members of the EURO Working Groups related to Decision Making, Data, Information and Knowledge analysis, as well as all associates of collaborative International DSS Communities are invited to participate. We also encourage the participation of other related professionals, so that further collaboration can be promoted on a larger scale in the future.

The ICDSST 2017 promises to offer a pleasant conference environment for all participants, within the beautiful city of Namur in May.


The Organisation: EWG-DSS

EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems

Email: ewg-dss@fccdp.com

Homepage: http://ewgdss.wordpress.com/


The main aim of the  EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS) is to establish a platform for encouraging state-of-the-art high quality research and collaboration work within the DSS community. Other aims of the EWG-DSS are to:
Encourage the exchange of information among practitioners, end-users, and researchers in the area of Decision Systems; Stimulate networking among the DSS communities available and facilitate activities that are essential for the start-up of international cooperation research and projects; Facilitate professional academic and industrial opportunities for its members; Favour the development of innovative models, methods and tools in the field of Decision Support and related areas; And actively promote the interest on Decision Systems in the scientific community by organizing dedicated workshops, seminars, mini-conferences, conference streams in major conferences and our own dedicated ICDSST conference series, as well as editing special and contributed issues in relevant scientific journals.

The EWG-DSS has already established a recognized tradition is organizing high level conferences and workshops concerning themes of Decision Support Systems, their applications and development approaches. More details about all the organized events of the EWG-DSS can be found in the link: http://ewgdss.wordpress.com/workshops/ .

ICDSST 2017 – Organizing Committee

ICDSST 2017 Chairs: EWG-DSS Coordination Board

Prof. Dr. Isabelle Linden
University of Namur, Belgium,
E-Mail: isabelle.linden@unamur.be
Dr. Fatima C.C. Dargam
SimTech Simulation Technology & ILTC, Graz, Austria, E-mail: f.dargam@simtechnology.com
Prof. Dr. Pascale Zaraté
Toulouse University / IRIT, France,
E-Mail: zarate@irit.fr
Prof. Dr. Rita Ribeiro
UNINOVA – CA3, Portugal,
E-Mail: rar@uninova.pt
Prof. Dr. Boris Delibasic
University of Belgrade, Serbia
E-Mail: delibasicboris@gmail.com
Prof. Dr. Shaofeng Liu
University of Plymouth, UK,
E-Mail: shaofeng.liu@plymouth.ac.uk
Dr. Jason Papathanasiou
University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, E-Mail: jason.papathanasiou@gmail.com


ICDSST 2017 Local Organizers:

Professor Isabelle Linden
(Local co-Chair)
University of Namur, Belgium,
E-Mail: icdsst2017@unamur.be
 Professor Bertrand Mareschal
(Local co-Chair)
ULB, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management
Mr Christian Colot
University of Namur, Belgium
 Mme Pierrette Noël
University of Namur, Belgium

Programme Committee:

The ICDSST 2017 PC will be composed of the EWG-DSS Coordination board members and long-term members of the EURO Working Group of Decision Support Systems EWG-DSS and Collaborators from existing International DSS Communities (refer to Programme Committee page for details)

Invited Speakers:

The ICDSST 2017 basically plans to invite well known academics and key players of the Decision Support Systems areas and senior Collaborators from International DSS Communities to give special talks during the conference (refer to Invited Speakers page for details).

Target Participants:

ICDSST 2017 welcome participants from a wide range of background around the world, including scholars, researchers, developers, specialists, practitioners and other professionals, as well as Masters and PhD students, who are interested in the  decision making and decision support related areas, such as DSS methodologies and technologies as well as application-oriented solutions.






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